Something is Boiling on Sumner Street

July 20, 2011
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Something is Boiling on Sumner Street

While most waterfront development in East Boston has sat idle since the housing market crashed three years ago, one developer is extending an olive branch to the community and making something happen on his waterfront parcel where nothing has happened for a while. Philip DeNormandie, of the DeNormandie Companies, which owns the Hodge Boiler...

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Fall Guy: DeLeo Says Debate will Begin in September

July 20, 2011
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Fall Guy: DeLeo Says Debate will Begin in September

Speaker of the House Robert A. DeLeo affirmed his commitment to advance legislation for an expanded gambling bill in September during an appearance at a legislative luncheon Monday at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks. Appearing at the event with State Sen. Anthony Petruccelli, DeLeo told the gathering, “One of the major items that I...

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Archdiocese Plans on Selling Our Lady of Mt.Carmel Church

July 20, 2011
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When Benny Tauro immigrated from Avellino, Italy to East Boston in 1952 he brought with him a strong sense of family and the belief in the Catholic Church. It was here that he found a second home among the Italian community that was part of the Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish. “If it...

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Expanded Gambling: DeLeo Prepares Legislation

July 20, 2011
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House Speaker Robert DeLeo has announced that he is planning to have an expanded gambling bill on the governor’s desk for his signature in September. He made this announcement at the annual legislative luncheon in Winthrop, which was held by the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce earlier this week. His unambiguous remarks are a reflection...

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Good Doctors: The Torch is Passed at the EBNHC

July 20, 2011
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The torch has been passed from Dr. James Taylor to Dr. Mari Bentley at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center. Dr. Taylor, for almost 40 years the EBNHC chief medical officer, has stepped down. Dr. Bentley has taken over his position. Dr. Taylor’s tenure as chief medical officer runs tandem with the great success...

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YMCA Campers Enjoy a Day of Horseback Riding

July 20, 2011
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Kids in East Boston are getting a rare opportunity this summer that most inner city youth would never have a chance of experiencing living in a concrete jungle. Suffolk Downs provided children at the East Boston YMCA horseback riding lessons each Thursday for eight weeks. The program was part of the famed racetrack’s 2009...

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Police Briefs 07-20-2011

July 20, 2011
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Monday, July 11 Demetrius Phiffer of 164 Cottage Street #6, East Boston, was arrested and charged with distribution of Class A drugs, distribution and possession of Class B drugs within 1000ft of a school. Juan Estrada of 8 Knox Park, Everett, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for operating an unregistered motor vehicle. Tuesday....

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Obituaries 07-20-2011

July 20, 2011
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Samuel Baptista Retired Boston Police Detective Samuel “Sam” Baptista, a retired Boston Police Detective, of Orient Heights East Boston, died unexpectedly on July 17. A US Navy veteran of World War II, he was a member of the Beachmont Post VFW and East Boston Post 77 D.A.V. He was the beloved husband of the...

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Leaving No Stone Unturned in Pursuit of a College Education

July 13, 2011
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Leaving No Stone Unturned in Pursuit of a College Education

Leandra Terrero, an East Boston fifth grader and student at the Edison School in Brighton, will most likely attend college thanks to a new program based in Boston Public Schools to increase the number of students earning college degrees. This week, The Steppingstone Foundation launched the College Success Academy–a program that begins with a...

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Taylor Steps Down as CMO; Bentley Ascends to Top Spot

July 13, 2011
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Taylor Steps Down as CMO; Bentley Ascends to Top Spot

Dr. James Taylor, one of the most recognizable figures at East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) for over four decades, has stepped down as the health center’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and will assume the role of CMO Emeritus/Senior Medical Advisor. Taylor handed over the reins of the health center’s CMO position to Dr....

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Summer Food Program Receives a Major Donation from Walmart

July 13, 2011
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Summer Food Program Receives a Major Donation from Walmart

With school out and summer in full swing, children that receive free or reduced breakfast and lunches during the school year might have been out of a meal if it wasn’t for the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) sponsored by the East Boston YMCA. Many children in Eastie depend on school breakfast and lunches...

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As Temperatures Rise, BPD Heats Up Its Efforts to Combat Crime

July 13, 2011
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Two East Boston residents were among 22 arrested during a citywide sweep by the Boston Police Department (BPD) aimed at reducing violence on the streets of Boston. Jamal Lawrence, 22, of East Boston was arrested for warrants for Assault and Battery and Assault and Battery by Means of a Dangerous Weapon while Benito A....

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The Dead of Summer:The Heat is on Full Blast

July 13, 2011
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It is the dead of summer, that moment in our lives and in the life of the summer when there is as much summer in front of us as behind us. For those of us who love the heat, who love the summer, who wait for it all winter and who yearn for it...

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Police Briefs 07-13-2011

July 13, 2011
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Monday, July 4 No arrests. Tuesday, July 5 Paulo Rivera of 28 Everett Avenue, Chelsea, was arrested and charged with operating without a license. Johnny Alberto Rodriguez a homeless male was arrested and charged with possession of a dangerous weapon. Wednesday, July 6 Koshin Abullahi of 395 Lee Burbank Highway, Revere, was arrested and...

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Knights Start Second Half of the Season in First Place

July 13, 2011
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The second half of the season began Wednesday, July 6, 2011 with the Knights dropping a disappointing rain shortened game, 7 to 0, against Medford. The Medford Maddogs have not lost since the Knights no-hit them in May to win 9 in a row. Thursday, July 7th was a little nicer to the Knights...

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Obituaries 07-13-2011

July 13, 2011
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Anthony  Pisano Gardener and Accomplished Opera Singer Anthony C., Pisano of Saugus, formerly of East Boston, died on July 10. He was 85 years old. A well decorated World War II veteran, he was an avid gardener and an accomplished opera singer. He was the loving husband of the late Antoinetta (Cogliano) Pisano; cherished...

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Summer Forecast Calls for Fun, Safe Conditions for Neighborhood Youth

July 8, 2011
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Summer Forecast Calls for Fun, Safe Conditions for Neighborhood Youth

The Boston Foundation announced $710,000 in grants for positive summer programming for youth and families through its new ‘My Summer in the City’ initiative in response to recent park violence such as  stabbing of a teen inside Bremen Street Park in East Boston two weeks ago and the shooting of a 4-year old boy...

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What’s Fare is Fair : Authorities Want to Limit the Number of Cabs on Already Congested Streets

July 8, 2011
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Everyone loves a loophole and many Boston cabbies are no exception to that rule. Hundreds of Boston cabs cruising through East Boston everyday charge their fares the standard rate of $5.25 which is supposed to include the price of a ride through the tunnel to get to the airport and a return ride through...

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A Healthy Garden

July 8, 2011
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The East Boston Neighborhood Health Center’s (EBNHC) Let’s Get Movin’ community garden planted back in May has sprung to life in recent weeks. EBNHC leased a small parcel of land at Paul’s Airport Parking on Bremen Street and transformed the land into the garden Let’s Get Movin’ Program. In May hundreds of volunteers that...

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Clam Mystery : What Exactly Happened on the Wood Island Flats?

July 8, 2011
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There is virtually no clamming taking place on the Wood Island flats since a fuel leak of undetermined size and origin took place sometime last year. What we know for certain is that the clams died following a collision with a substance like jet fuel, which is toxic for the clams. We know the...

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George Donovan : Attorney Was a Class Act

July 8, 2011
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  Attorney George Donovan, who died in June at the age of 83, was a bigger than life character in the life and times of this neighborhood where he grew-up and which he called home for many years before moving to Hull and then to Ireland, where he spent the last 15 years of...

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Cioffi Finishes Stellar Career at Suffolk Univ.

July 8, 2011
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Suffolk University Senior Monica Cioffi, an East Boston resident and graduate of East Boston High School, recently wrapped up her four year career with Suffolk’s girls softball team during the 2011 season. Cioffi finishes a four-year career  with a .318 batting average in 149  games played, stealing 79 bases for the Rams, while serving...

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Obituaries 07-06-2011

July 8, 2011
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Carmine Stornaiuolo Owner of Lady Gloria Lobster Co. of East Boston Carmine J. Stornaiuolo, a Revere resident for the past 41 years,  died after a brief illness at his son, Peter’s home in Revere. He was 85 years old. Born in Boston, raised and educated in East Boston, he entered the US Navy in...

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Head Start Celebrates Its 46th Anniversary

June 29, 2011
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Head Start Celebrates Its 46th Anniversary

East Boston Head Start program was well represented as Head Start centers  from across the city celebrated the program’s 46th anniversary. Children and Staff from Eastie’s Head Start, run by Action for Boston Community Development’s (ABCD) APAC office on Meridian Street, took part in the celebration on the Boston Common and were among 29...

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